Beau Travail

2000, Movie, NR, 90 mins

Beau Travail
Director Claire Denis' adaptation of Billy Budd is a so candid in the erotic presentation of the male physique that it deserves to be seen on a double bill with Derek Jarman's equally fearless — and camp — art-house classic SEBASTIANE. Denis shifts Herman Melville's original locale from the rolling decks of a 19th century warship to contemporary Djibouti, where a small squadron of French Legionnaires train under the stern command of Chief Master Sergeant Galloup (Denis Lavant). Their excruciatingly mundane daily routine — which, for lack of anything really meaningful to do, consists of exercising, washing their clothes and ironing razor-sharp c...
Released: 2000 Rated: NR Length: 90 mins

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